Life is Strange 2, the sequel to the critically-acclaimed adventure from Dontnod, has officially been given a release date after over a year of fans waiting with bated breath. But is it coming to Nintendo Switch? You’d think Life is Strange 2 Switch would be a perfect fit for the console with its episodic format and portability but, as we’re about to find out, not even Max’s time-travel powers could fix this mess.
Life is Strange 2 Switch: Is it Coming to Nintendo Switch?
As of writing, Life is Strange 2 has not been confirmed for Nintendo Switch. That’s not to say it won’t appear in the future but, in the context of a September 2018 release date, Switch users are going to have to look elsewhere for the time being.
Life is Strange 2 Switch: Other Platforms
Life is Strange 2 episode one is coming out on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on September 27, with the following four episodes to arrive intermittently presumably throughout the rest of 2018 and into 2019.
Life is Strange 2 Switch: Reasons for the Absence
While there is no official reasoning (and there probably never will be) behind the lack of Life is Strange 2 on Switch, there are a couple of reasons that could be offered up to explain away the game’s absence from Nintendo’s console(s). Firstly, Dontnod has never released a game on a Nintendo platform; it may just be a case of having no real working relationship with the gaming giants.
Perhaps most likely, however, is the fact that the console architechture makes it too time-consuming and costly to port the game over to Switch. Unravel 2 encountered this issue recently and decided to scrap a Switch port which would’ve added six months on to the release date [via gameindustry.biz] and you’d imagine smaller developers will have a similar mindset, especially for Life is Strange and its staggered episodic format.
Life is Strange 2 Switch: Alternatives on Switch
If you’re looking for similar games to Life is Strange 2 on Switch, you could do worse than looking at the likes of Night in the Woods, which deal with similar themes of loneliness and depression, as well as being heavily story-focused.